MALAYSIA: ZAMBIAN WOMAN TO HANG FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
November 4, 2011: A Zambian woman was sentenced to death in Malaysia for trafficking in 770.2gm of methamphetamine at the Penang International Airport.
Judicial Commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah found Mailesi Phiri, 34, guilty of the offence under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
He said the court had no other choice but to order for the accused to be hanged.
Phiri, who committed the offence at 7.30pm on Dec 8 last year, looked momentarily stunned when the judgment was delivered. She broke into tears as she was led out of the courtroom later.
In her defence Phiri testified that her Nigerian boyfriend's brother George her given her the luggage, which contained the drugs, at the Mozambique airport before she headed to Penang.
She also said that George had repacked her belongings. (Sources: Eastday.com, 08/11/2011)